Episode 59

The Rocky Road to Heaven | ACW59


February 17th, 2020

38 mins 30 secs

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About this Episode

Before understanding TOB, my wife and I underwent sterilization. Can we still teach TOB? As a woman pregnant with her first child, what can TOB say to me? My girlfriend is not Catholic, but respectful of my beliefs, but I feel called to a relationship where we can grow in Christ together. Do you have any advice?

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Q1: Before I knew anything about TOB, my wife and I committed the sin of sterilization. We’ve since come to understand what a mistake that was. Can I be a proper teach of TOB when I’ve committed such a sin?

Q2: I’m pregnant with my first baby and reading up on childbirth. What have you learned about TOB and the experience of pregnancy and birth?

Q3: I’ve been struggling with my relationship with my girlfriend for quite some time now. We’ve been dating for about 4 years. I’m a devout Catholic, but my girlfriend isn’t. She’s not at all against what I believe and practice, but there’s definitely something more I want from this relationship: growing together in Christ as a couple. Although she knows I dearly want that from our relationship, she seems pretty reluctant and I’m not sure if it will happen. I’m praying for God’s grace and a miracle. What is your advice on this?

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Resources mentioned this week:

Theology of the Body at the Movies

TOB Pilgrimage to Italy with Bill Donaghy and Fr. Leo

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Featuring music by Mike Mangione.

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